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Title: Comparison of DFT and ab initio QM/MM methods for modelling reaction in chorismate synthase
Authors: Narin Lawan
Kara E. Ranaghan
Frederick R. Manby
Adrian J. Mulholland
Keywords: Chemistry
Physics and Astronomy
Issue Date: 21-Jul-2014
Abstract: Quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) methods are a popular tool in the investigation of enzyme reactions. Here, we compare B3LYP density functional theory (DFT) and ab initio QM/MM methods for modelling the conversion of 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate to chorismate in chorismate synthase. Good agreement with experimental data is only obtained at the SCS-MP2/CHARMM27 level for a reaction mechanism in which phosphate elimination precedes proton transfer. B3LYP predicts reaction energetics that are qualitatively wrong, stressing the need for ab initio QM/MM methods, and caution in interpretation of DFT results for this enzyme. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 00092614
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